Spend five minutes planning and you know it takes six or more. Everything moves to the right. What we thought could happen in two weeks takes three, the three-month plan takes four, the financials are correct but the date’s a year out.
We get so used to moving things to the right that we forget they might just move to the left. Sometimes … just for want of asking … things can happen faster than you expect. A little request here, a small incentive there, the hint of a suggestion that today is better than tomorrow … and some people will move faster than you thought.
Maybe they’re well organised, maybe they have a hole to fill, maybe they too are the kind of person who gets frustrated when everything shifts to the right. Maybe they’re about to call you.
Skippy strategy: If you want it to happen quicker, no harm in asking.
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